Saturday, July 24, 2021

2021 Project 365 – Week Thirty

You will be glad to know that my colonoscopy/endoscopy procedures didn’t show any polyps or cancer – woo hoo! I’ll need to work with my doctor to sort out what else might be going on (I might, horror of horrors, have to adjust my diet), but I was much relieved.
Sunday, July 18th
Me doing my lector thing at church (this is a screen grab of a video).

I decided to put some hooks up for my shawls/scarves so that I might actually remember to wear them. We’ll see if this works.  

Monday, July 19th  
No picture (but don’t get excited – there are two pictures for each other day – ha!).
Tuesday, July 20th    
Ms. Pinky Two Tone and Ms. Rita Vermillion are having a fine summer.

I posted this on Instagram: Day off from work. Cut my fingers while slicing mango & I think I have cream of chicken soup in my hair. How’s your day going?

Wednesday, July 21st    
Yet another post from Instagram: Colonoscopy prep day here. Fun! (Note: no drama queens live in this house. Well, 2. There are 2 drama queens in this house.)

Morning Glories!

Thursday, July 22nd
Procedure day! Dr. M couldn’t come into the facility with me, so he went to Sonic and then chilled in the parking lot. They had some lovely Crape Myrtles.

This is my makeup free relieved face. Whew!

Friday, July 23rd   
Dr. M saw this red fox at his dad’s house. It was mostly interested in the cat food.

A friend sent me this book and a gorgeous card that she had painted (she’s so talented). She thought I would enjoy the writings of this lady. Can’t wait to dive in!

Saturday, July 24th  
Dr. M says: The miracle of the Catalpa (aka Catawba) tree: catalpa sphinx moth caterpillars can strip it bare of leaves, as they did this one, but the tree survives. Also, bonus goat! 

Temperature blanket update, plus a bonus behind the scenes picture! So glad Dr. M got this step ladder for me – it makes taking these pictures so much easier. Maybe next week I’ll have him take a picture of me ON the ladder. 

Dr. M’s dad has an infected toe, and since he’s an 89 year old diabetic that is not something that we take lightly. As a result, Dr. M has spent more time than usual at his dad’s house, in addition to worrying about & taking care of me (a week without my pain meds, plus feeling weak from no food made me extra pitiful). And right now he’s out there mowing our grass while I lounge around editing photos. So basically this is a Dr. M appreciation paragraph – he is the BEST. Do you have someone in your life who’s the best? Or is that you?

Saturday, July 17, 2021

2021 Project 365 – Week Twenty-nine

I woke up at 7:00 this morning, after getting to bed after midnight last night. And here we are, twelve hours later, with me trying to write this post all one-eyed. Let’s see what happens together, shall we?
Sunday, July 11th
Today’s hot take: speed limits on county roads are more what you’d call guidelines than actual rules, so a Bug should be allowed to drive her little blue car as fast as it wants to go - especially around curves (except that curve on Plateau road at Grace Church road - slow down for that one. And chickens. Slow down for chickens.). (After I posted this on Facebook one of my friends created the photo on the left which of course I loved so it’s my new profile picture.)

The Roy stopped by for a treat. Such a good boy!

Monday, July 12th  
Say what now? It was a wrong number, but I was highly amused.

Tuesday, July 13th    
So I tried to style the new shawl and I’m just not feeling it. I ordered a different black yarn and I will frog this and start over – with a larger hook. We shall see!

I consoled myself with a garlic toast & lasagna sandwich – yum!

Wednesday, July 14th    
Dr. M drove by this field of sunflowers today. It’s a difficult anniversary for us (really a hard week altogether – see tomorrow) because it was on this day 5 years ago that Dr. M received the news that he’d lost his job. A historian axed on Bastille Day – I guess that makes a kind of macabre sense.

Thursday, July 15th  
My watch kept reminding me that it was my mother-in-law’s birthday. She’s been gone 10 years now. Sad. (P.S. a friend pointed out that it would probably be a good idea for me to look into that driving skills course - it might help me with my parking.)

Friday, July 16th   
Back on the 4th when I wore my patriotic jewelry I felt conflicted & sad that it didn’t represent all that I feel about our country. So I decided to at least do this small thing. I had seen these bracelets by Mudlove worn by someone I follow on Instagram & loved them. And the bracelet is even better in person! Also, the purchase of a bracelet provides one week of clean water for someone in need. So get one for yourself! You can personalize it to say what you want. I wanted mine to remind me of the work I’m doing. If you get one, let me know!

I might have a drinking problem. The bin was full of cans underneath that cardboard box. I will say that this was about 4 weeks worth of cans.

Saturday, July 17th  
The goats in Dr. M’s dad’s backyard. Dr. M is very appreciative of all the grass they eat that he doesn’t have to mow.

Temperature blanket update.

I’m scheduled for a colonoscopy/endoscopy on Thursday, and you should all be very glad you don’t live with me. And that’s all I’m going to say about that. Ha! What exciting things do you have planned for this coming week?

Saturday, July 10, 2021

2021 Project 365 – Week Twenty-eight

I don’t know if you’ve seen the controversial news that Instagram has decided that in the era of Reels and TikTok, it’s no longer primarily a photo sharing app. I’ve apparently jumped on the video bandwagon because, for the third week in a row you get a video! I know you are very excited.
Sunday, July 4th
I chopped up some fruit – it’s our red white & blue for the 4th!

Dr. M saw a hummingbird moth on the bee balm. They’re so freaky & cool.

Monday, July 5th  
Dr. M got new flowers for his mother’s grave. He was feeling “festive.”

I went to Daddy & Sue’s for dinner. I spent almost the entire time working the puzzle. It’s funny that I caught the teenager on her phone – she was almost as obsessed with the puzzle as I was.

Tuesday, July 6th    
My version of the “How it started; how it’s going” challenge. I thought my morning bedhead was especially fetching.

Morning glories and scenes from the yard. Dr. M mowed his dad’s yard on Monday and ours on Tuesday. He’s a hard worker!

Wednesday, July 7th    
Nessie was on the loose!

Thursday, July 8th  
Another jewelry malfunction – I was wearing a magnetic “shawl pin” (SO COOL – it keeps me from punching holes in my clothes & keeps my yarn apparel in place) and this necklace kept getting stuck to it. It was an interesting look.

Friday, July 9th   
Mailed off some books to some special kids. I had to laugh at the inscription on one of them. I always plan to be eloquent, but then in the moment I am mostly awkward (plus I have terrible handwriting). For example, did you know that Dr. M & I are God’s great aunt & uncle? At least that’s how it read to me in retrospect. Ha!

Stopped by Daddy & Sue’s after work and we FINISHED THE PUZZLE! HUZZAH! (Also, my voice on the video is VERY ANNOYING to me. Ugh. How do the people around me stand it?)

Saturday, July 10th  
Temperature blanket update.

I finished the shawl I’ve been working on. It needs blocking & the ends woven in. I mostly like it, but there is one issue: it’s about 2/3 the size it’s supposed to be. The black yarn I used was “light fingering” instead of regular fingering. I didn’t think it would make that big a difference, but apparently it does. It is SO TEMPTING to get the correct weight yarn & rip all this back out & redo it. I’ll think about it. What I’ll probably do instead is just live with this size and make another one with completely different colors. We shall see. If you have an opinion, let me know.

So this morning I was fixing my breakfast, and had finished spreading Laughing Cow cheese on my toast, went & got a fork, and then looked down and saw two case knives in my hand. So that’s how things are going for me. How about you?

2024 Project 365 – Week Twenty-three

As I had hoped, this week was a bit less chaotic – I worked a lot of hours, but they were orderly and I made headway on some of the tasks on...